Advantech, the leading global ePlatform services provider, will showcase many exciting new products during the 2009 Medica World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, which will be held this November. A variety of medical products providing solutions to a diverse set of needs will be on display. Some of the exciting new products to be showcased include point-of-care (POC) terminals that fulfil various needs in different applications; medical displays with exceptional graphics capabilities; a multifunction patient infotainment terminal; and the MICA-101 mobile clinical assistant, offering mobile solutions with a touch panel design.

Point-of-care terminals and medical displays for diverse applications

The POC-227 point-of-care terminal has a 22in WSXGA TFT LCD display and a built-in SAW touchscreen. It runs an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with an Intel GM45 Express chipset, giving it excellent I/O bandwidth, memory handling, and superb 3D graphic performance. With an abundance of I/O and wireless connectivity options, POC-227 is suitable for use at every phase of the perioperative process, integrating clinical applications such as anesthesia, vital signs and other patient monitoring functions.

The PDC-190S medical display with an IP65-rated front panel offers a high contrast 19in MVA-type LCD flat panel. It displays brilliant, high resolution imagery with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It is HD ready, capable of displaying progressive scan video up to 1280 x 720 pixels. The wide viewing angle (170°/170°) and sharp image quality make PDC-190S suitable for high precision medical applications such as endoscopy.

A versatile mobile clinical assistant

MICA-101, a 10.4in fanless mobile clinical assistant, has a low-power Intel Atom™ processor, dual resistive and digitizer panels for either direct touch or digital pen operation. It is ergonomic, compact and lightweight — perfect for carrying on hospital rounds. It features RFID and barcode scanners, a fingerprint reader, a webcam and various wireless connectivity options. MICA-101 is a versatile instrument, whether querying back-end systems for patient data, scanning medicine to prevent errors, identifying staff or patients, or taking and transmitting photographs of patient wounds. In addition to WIFI, MICA-101 also handles Bluetooth and 3.5 G mobile communications, allowing it to always be in contact with the hospital or clinic. It is great for providers of in-home care, and can also be used for remote consultations between patient and doctor.